Xiaomi made headlines this past week for introducing the Mi 4i, its new flagship. In this comparison, we pit it against the Full-HD Asus Zenfone 2 variant that resembles similar hardware with the Mi4i: the 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage version of the ZE551ML. How does it fare against the Zenfone 2?
As you can see from the chart, they sport almost the same hardware: 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, same front and rear camera resolutions, and 4G LTE connectivity. They also sport Android Lollipop out of the box, albeit having different skins: Asus has their clean and no-nonsense ZenUI, while Xiaomi has the Apple-like MIUI.
Despite having near-identical internals, both devices boast their own edges against the competition. The Zenfone 2, for instance, has a bigger screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, and an option for expandable storage via microSD. The Mi 4i, on the other hand, touts a bigger battery capacity, more multitasking abilities courtesy of its octa-core processor, and a full HD screen resolution on a 5-inch screen, giving the screen a stunning 441ppi display.
With local prices not yet anounced for both devices as of this writing, international prices put the two phones hundreds of pesos apart: The Zenfone 2 has a NT$6,990 (~Php 9,800) price tag, while the Xiaomi Mi 4i is worth Rs. 12,999 or roughly Php 9,100 which makes it more affordable in the international market.
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